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  City Mayors: 2010 Winter Olympics
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded on 23 June 1894 by the French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin, who was inspired to revive the Olympic Games of Greek antiquity.
The IOC exists to serve as an umbrella organisation of the Olympic Movement.
Now that Vancouver has been selected to host the 2010 Winter Games, a new company will be incorporated as the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (OCOG) to plan and present the Games.
www.citymayors.com /canada/vancouver_olympics.html   (1587 words)

  
 Wikipedia: 2010 Winter Olympics
The 2010 Winter Olympics will be held in Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, both in Canada.
The citizens of Bern held a referendum on their city's bid in the winter of 2002-03, and overwhelmingly decided to drop their efforts.
On May 2, 2003, the International Olympic Committee declared that all three of the remaining candidates could put on a "very good" Games.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/2/20/2010_winter_olympics.html   (245 words)

  
 Olympics - EnchantedLearning.com
The Greeks held the first Olympic games in the year 776 BC (over 2700 years ago), and had only one event, a sprint (a short run that was called the "stade").
For each Olympics, a new flame is started in the ancient Olympic stadium in Olympia, Elis, Greece, using a parabolic mirror to focus the rays of the Sun.
The 2006 Winter Olympics are in Turino, Italy.
www.enchantedlearning.com /olympics   (1311 words)

  
 Vancouver2010Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
That highway, often a perilous drive in winter, was feared to be the Achilles heel of the Vancouver bid.
And because Paris, London and Madrid are strong contenders for the 2012 Summer Games, a 2010 Winter Games in Salzburg, Austria, would have left open the possibility of consecutive Games in Europe — something the IOC generally shuns.
But its 1988 Calgary Winter Games are credited with being the first modern Winter Olympics to operate efficiently, turn a profit, and leave a legacy of long-term public winter-sport facilities.
www.pnwer.org /news/Vancouvertohost2010WinterOlympics.htm   (1213 words)

  
 Winter Olympics News » 2010 Olympics
Cesare Vaciago, the chief executive officer for the Turin Olympic Organizing Committee, believes that the Vancouver organizers have underestimated the cost of construction for the Olympics venues for the 2010 Olympics.
Environmental groups think that the plan, which ends shortly after the 2010 Winter Olympics, is simply for the benefit of the international community as the Olympic spotlight is focused on Vancouver.
The Mayors of Vancouver and Whistler, together with First Nations, the Federal Government and other partners were at the historic raising of the Olympic and Paralympic flags on the deck of the Vancouver 2010 Information Centre in Whistler on Friday.
winterolympicsnews.com /index.php/category/2010-olympics   (1077 words)

  
 2010 Winter Olympics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Previously, Canada was home to the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
Fifteen winter sports events have been announced as part of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
During the 2002 Winter Olympics, the Australian comedians Roy and HG launched a joke bid to host the 2010 Winter Games in Smiggin Holes, a small Australian ski resort, on their show The Ice Dream.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2010_Winter_Olympics   (1778 words)

  
 Olympic Winter Games News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Women's ski jumping, ski-cross and a team event in Alpine skiing could be considered for inclusion at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
As the 2008 Olympic Games approach, sponsors are figuring out how to capitalize on the event's location in one of the world's hottest markets.
Vice-president of transportation and logistics Wayne Keiser said organizers of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics are studying...
www.topix.net /olympics/winter?full=4f0add3898   (735 words)

  
 2010 Winter Olympic bids - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Although Bern, Switzerland was originally shortlisted along with Vancouver, Pyeongchang, and Salzburg, a referendum held in September 2002 revealed that a majority of the citizens of Bern did not support pursuing the candidacy [1].
Along with Vancouver, the eventual winner of the bid for the 2010 Games, the Canadian Olympic Association considered bids from Calgary, Alberta (host of the 1988 Winter Olympics) and Quebec City, Quebec (a candidate for the 2002 Winter Olympics).
Whistler, British Columbia, where some of the Vancouver 2010 events are to be held, was previously asked to host the 1976 Winter Olympics after Denver, Colorado, the original host city, declined to host the Games due to cost concerns.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2010_Winter_Olympic_bids   (505 words)

  
 2010 Winter Olympics Games - Vancouver!
In 2010, Vancouver —; the “Jewel of the Pacific” — will add another distinction to its already impressive list of world accolades, as the scenic, mountainous, seaside city of two million residents prepares to host the 2010 Olympic™ and ParaOlympic Winter Games.
The events are scheduled for February 12 to 28, 2010 and March 12 to 21, 2010, respectively.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors are now expected to converge on the sparkling metropolis of Vancouver and the world-renowned four-season mountain village of Whistler in 2010, to cheer on elite athletes as they go for the gold in Winter Olympic™ events, including downhill skiing, speed skating, bobsledding and hockey.
www.clubintrawest.com /eBroadcast/olympic_2010/2010.html   (546 words)

  
 2010 Winter Olympics Prompt B.C. Plan to Recover Spotted Owl
The venues for the 2010 Olympics stretch over a 120 kilometer zone from Richmond, south of Vancouver, to the snowy peaks of Whistler mountain resort, an area that includes owl habitat.
The political sensitivity surrounding the spotted owl is high because the 22 remaining owls live within the geographic range of the 2010 Olympics, which the province of British Columbia is hosting.
If the bird were to become extinct in B.C. in 2010, as the government’s recovery team predicted, it would be a high profile embarrassment for the provincial government that has pledged environmentally friendly Games.
www.ens-newswire.com /ens/may2006/2006-05-01-02.asp   (1771 words)

  
 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Vancouver, Whistler, BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next Winter Olympics, scheduled to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010.
Also, for the first time since 1984 the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for a Winter Olympics will be held indoors.
Vancouver is also the warmest city ever to host a Winter Olympics.
www.whiterockonline.com /2010olympicgames.htm   (414 words)

  
 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics
The cost of building venues for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics has jumped to $580 million, pushing the cost of the Games up by 23 per cent.
Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee CEO John Furlong said the $110-million increase is a product of the city's thriving building industry.
The Olympic committee is dealing with a situation that is also affecting builders and developers in the Vancouver area, according to one industry professional.
forums.canadiancontent.net /sports/43896-2010-vancouver-winter-olympics.html#post657735   (903 words)

  
 Discover Vancouver: Olympic Winter Games in 2010
On July 2nd, 2003 Vancouver was chosen as the host city for the XXI Olympic Winter Games in the year 2010.
It will be the first winter games held in a large metropolis city as most of the previous games have taken place in smaller resort towns.
The other major difference with the Vancouver games is that the opening and closing ceremonies are scheduled to take place indoors at BC Place which is a domed stadium in the heart of downtown with a seating capacity of 60,000 people.
www.discovervancouver.com /2010   (440 words)

  
 2010 KOSCIUSKO WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES BID
We are a group of dedicated winter sports enthusiasts who are trying to lobby the NSW Government, Snowy River Shire Council and the Australian Olympic Committee to support our plan for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games
Our vision is for a Winter Olympic Games in a country who many see as a poor winter sports nation.
However, with the planning that was demonstrated for the Sydney Olympic Games, these should be treated as concerns - not obstacles.
www.angelfire.com /games/kosciusko2010   (346 words)

  
 ESPN.com: OLY - Vancouver edges Pyeongchang, lands 2010 Winter Olympics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
The International Olympic Committee selected the British Columbia city in a surprisingly tight contest with Pyeongchang, South Korea, which came within three votes of winning in the first round in what would have been a stunning upset.
The 2010 result could have major implications in the race for a bigger prize -- the 2012 Summer Olympics.
The games of 2004 (Athens, summer) and 2006 (Turin, Italy, winter) are being held in Europe and 2008 (Beijing, summer) in Asia, leaving North America in line for 2010.
espn.go.com /oly/news/2003/0702/1575730.html   (1085 words)

  
 BC Olympic Games Secretariat Home Page
portfolio, the British Columbia 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Secretariat (BC Secretariat) is the provincial agency responsible for overseeing British Columbia’s Olympic financial commitments and ensuring British Columbia’s Olympic vision is achieved.
The primary role of the BC Secretariat is to provide the strategic leadership, coordination and oversight to ensure the Province meets the financial infrastructure and service commitments.
The BC Secretariat also has a key role in ensuring the sustainable economic, cultural, sport and social opportunities associated with hosting an Olympic event are identified early and realized before, during and after the 2010 Winter Games, and evolve into enduring legacies for communities and businesses around the province.
www.sbed.gov.bc.ca /2010secretariat   (204 words)

  
 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics License Plate
These are heady times in deed for Canada's Left Coast, and the Olympics promise to be an excellent venue in which to showcase the province.
On the two previous occasions that the Olympics have been held in Canada, the host provinces have both issued special license plates.
The 2010 Winter Olympics are an event that definitely ranks in importance with these past occassions, and should be commemorated with its own license plate as well.
www.bcpl8s.ca /Olympics.htm   (511 words)

  
 2010 Winter Olympics - Vancouver, Home of the Winter Olympic Games in 2010
This was a joint Winter Olympics bid by Vancouver and the ski resort of Whistler.
Vancouver's quest to host the 2010 Winter Olympics began in February 1998, when the Bid Society was authorized by Vancouver city council to submit a Bid.
Although preparation of the 2010 Olympic Games bid involved hundreds of people and cost millions of dollars, it was just the beginning.
www.vec.ca /english/4/2010-winter-olympics.cfm   (314 words)

  
 2010 Winter Olympics already over budget - Olympics news - MSNBC.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Construction costs for the 2010 Winter Olympics are expected to be 23 percent higher than forecast when Vancouver was awarded the games nearly three years ago, organizers said Friday.
The organizers, who are looking for more government funding, now expect to spend C$580 million ($507 million) on sport venues and other facilities as they compete for labor and materials in a region caught in a frenzied residential building boom.
Furlong said organizers knew the original estimate would be revised upward, but that International Olympic Committee rules prohibited bidding cities from calculating expected economic inflation into their estimates.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/11165743   (532 words)

  
 Winter Olympics News
Cesare Vaciago, the chief executive officer for the Turin Olympic Organizing Committee, believes that the Vancouver organizers have underestimated the cost of construction for the Olympics venues for the 2010 Olympics.
Environmental groups think that the plan, which ends shortly after the 2010 Winter Olympics, is simply for the benefit of the international community as the Olympic spotlight is focused on Vancouver.
The Winter Olympics News is copyright 2006 Jill Manty
winterolympicsnews.com   (1027 words)

  
 2010 Winter Olympics Summary
The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, are the next Winter Olympics, scheduled to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 2010.
Olympic Economics - Gentrification of the Downtown Eastside and Displacement of Lower Income Residents
Get the complete 2010 Winter Olympics Summary Pack, which includes everything on this page.
www.bookrags.com /2010_Winter_Olympics   (105 words)

  
 What Do You Think of Ilanaaq, Vancouver 2010's New Winter Olympic Logo? | Vancouver 2010 Olympics Coverage Daily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-16)
Olympic Logo Failing to Win Friends in B.C. Submitted by Vancouver 2010 Olympics Coverage Daily (trackback) (not verified) on Thu, 2005-05-12 18:21.
If the Olympics were being held in Nunavut (which I know would never happen in the next 100 years) and a completely different logo was used from a different part of our Country I'm sure we would be upset by it too.
The Olympic Games (to the people who compete in them) are about being the best in the world, and working your whole life to get there.
2010.dailyvancouver.com /ilanaaq/vancouver-winter-olympics-poll/2005/04/23/52   (5077 words)

  
 Link Directory for Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton : 2010 Winter Olympics
This was a joint Winter Olympics bid by Vancouver and the ski resort of Whistler.
On July 2nd, 2003 Vancouver was chosen as the host city for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Whistler, B.C. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today in Prague, Czech Republic the selection of Vancouver Whistler as Host City for the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, scheduled February 12 to 28, 2010 and March 12 to 21, 2010 respectively.
whistlersearch.com /pages/Winter_Olympics_2010/index.html   (479 words)

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